By George Clooney and John Prendergast Official, U.N.-declared famines are a rare phenomenon. The last one worldwide was six years ago, in Somalia. Famines are declared officially when people have already begun to starve to death. It is the diplomatic equivalent of a seven-alarm fire. That is where the youngest country in the world, South…

via Clooney and Prendergast: South Sudan’s government-made famine — Montreal Gazette

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